Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Altered Wood Picture Frame

Here is my entry for the altered wood picture frame over at Platinum Scraps.  Completing this challenge was very special for me.  My cousin sent me this picture sometime last week and asked me to print it out for her. Well it has special meaning to her. Many of you know that I lost my aunt recently. This is my cousin and her mom(my aunt) taken at another funeral about two weeks before her mom left us.

I cut mother out a thousand times and my machine tore it up no matter how I tried. I said you know what, I am just going to call it "Soul" which is what we all called her because she truly was the "Soul" of our family.

The challenge was to alter a wooden picture frame, but I decided to kill two birds with one stone as they say.  I followed the challenge sketch over at Stuck On Sketches and altered the wooden frame for our challenge.

I made a mistake when completing my frame and my flowers ended up being on the wrong side but that is alright too because My Sistas  tell me all the time that there are truly no mistakes in scrapbooking.  LOL.  My aunt never liked taking pictures and I can just hear her saying yall better go on with that camera.  Rest in peace Auntie.  TFL.


  1. This is SO crazy you posted this because I was meaning to write to you on the MB and say hello and to go to your blog..and then here was your link on SOUS! how fun!
    Well what a very meaningful project you've done.
    I am awfully sorry to hear about your Aunt..my kids are so close with my sisters that I understand how close that family can be. Whoa getting me all teary eyed.
    This is a lovely project and you should be very proud of it.

    p.s. this song it totally getting to me and then I realize its Maxwell. That man's voice just melts me into a thousand pieces...

    God bless and I am super excited you joined us!
    Big hugs, Leah

  2. This is truly a beautiful project. Those flowers are gorgeous and they are placed exactly where they should be.. :O)
    and you are so right about "no right or wrong way when it comes to scrapping!"..
    I'm so glad you joined us this week at SOUS..

  3. Hey, Tonya, great layout! I have some pix of my Aunt that I need to do. So glad you found time for the SOUS sketch! Appreciate you!

  4. Hola Tonya! I love your friend, great job with the details and colors. Sorry about your aunt.
    Luv ya!